The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has these aims:
- – To affirm, defend and promote the existence and value of human life from the moment of conception, and to defend and protect human life generally. – To reassert the principle laid down in the United Nations 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child that the child “needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.” – To defend, assist and promote the life and welfare of mothers during pregnancy and of their children from the time of conception up to, during and after birth.
– To examine existing or proposed laws, legislation or regulations relating to abortion and to support or oppose such as appropriate.
Among the activities of the society are the following:
The defence of the defenceless (a voice for the unborn) – the SPUC promotes awareness of the humanity of the unborn child to encourage more widespread recognition of the obligation to defend those with no means to defend themselves.
Political lobbying – The SPUC maintains that all unborn children are entitled to the protection of the law.
Educational services – the SPUC has developed a range of educational material, to meet the needs of teachers and school students examining pro-life issues as part of their curriculum.
Disability awareness – No Less Human (NLH) is a group within SPUC for disabled people, their families and carers. Disabled people are threatened throughout their lives by the mentality that says they would be better off dead.
Welfare – While the SPUC is primarily an educational and lobbying organisation, it also responds to requests for assistance from expectant mothers facing difficulties.
How you can help
he SPUC often asks for people to sign petitions or write letters to MPs in support of various actions. Find out more from the website: